Girl pinned by a 1,500 pound boulder is freed, but badly injured

WHITE, Ga. – The authorities say that it has the force of a half dozen people and a pulley system to move a 1,500-pound boulder after the huge rock thrown at a 15-year-old South Carolina girl, pinning her.

The Daily Tribune News reports that Brianne Griffith was visiting her grandparents in White, Georgia, on christmas day of the year and playing on the rock in the backyard then rolled over on her.

Bartow County EMS spokesman Brad Cothran tells WSB-TV that her right ankle was caught under the boulder.

Cothran says the girl was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where she had surgery.

Her grandmother Marjorie Duff tells the new york newspaper that Brianne has a number of badly broken bones and is facing several surgeries.

Authorities say she was visiting on the Mount Croghan, South Carolina.

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